Nassau County
Soil & Water Conservation District

Working Together for Healthy Soils and Clean Water

Soil and Water Conservation districts are local units of government that develop, manage, and direct natural resource programs at the local level.  The Nassau County Soil and Water Conservation District, which has been in existence since 1977, has been providing county residents assistance for over 40 years.

Please explore our website and consider becoming an active member of your District.

Notice Board

  • Part C 2022 applications have been reviewed and funding has been awarded!  To learn more about Part C or how your organization can apply in future years, visit this page.
  • Congratulations to students from Great Neck High School South & Harborfields High School-The winners of the 2022 Envirothon Scholarship Competition! Please visit our Envirothon page for more information or sign up on the Official Long Island Regional Envirothon Website.  Best of luck to these two teams at the NY State Event!
  • The Nassau County Soil & Water Conservation District will be hosting its next board meeting on June 22nd, 2022 at Nassau Hall, located inside the Muttontown Preserve at 1864 Muttontown Road, Syosset 11791.  Please call (516) 364-5860 for meeting information.
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Native and Invasive Species Education

Long Island is home to many native bat species. Nassau County SWCD recently planted a Bat Box in Pond Park, Great Nech Estates.

 

Once established this will provide a vital habitat for native Little Brown Bats (Myotis lucifugus). Native bat species help control populations of mosquito, beatles and other pests, a single little brown bat can catch 600 mosquitoes in just one hour! Bats also help with polination 

Permeable Pavement 

The Nassau County Soil & Water Conservation district helped install Permeable Pavement at the Bayville Community Center. 

 

This project was made possible due to a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. Permeable pavement allows for the infiltration of storm water and helps protect an area from flooding. Ground water infiltration is especially important on Long Island as we rely on our underground aquifers being recharged. 

Learn more about Nassau County SWCD's recent initiatives